How-To: Blue LED lights in the gauge cluster

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Post by Danteneon » Wed Dec 26, 2007 6:59 pm

SOHCKing03 wrote:Holy post resurrection Batman!

But I have a question... my Stratus had a special film that turned green to light up the cluster. You would have to remove the film and replace it with a homemade one out of computer paper. Do the Neon clusters have a film that needs to be removed or is it just replacing the bulbs?

Also, I want to have my guages be white with a bright red needle, is there a bulb that affects needle color? If not, I'll use importintelligence's needle kit (link).

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Hey there. I know this is an old post, but in case you still wanted to know, there is a way to make your gauges white (or just about any other color for that matter without losing the brightness)

This is just a tease for now :slap: I will have a How To posted on this shortly. My response earlier was waaaay too long. I will post back in this thread when completed.
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Post by Danteneon » Thu Dec 27, 2007 2:34 pm

Ok, the How-To post is finished! Hope it helps
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Post by latief » Mon Jan 28, 2008 1:17 pm

I did this (tried to), and i found that my bulbs in my cluster (from a 2003) where welded/ Soldered in place. so i used the sockets from my old cluster, and some fucking led fell inside the cluster (they where the 5-led) ones, and it is a tight fit to get them in there. it fell inside becasue i had to take the bulbs out to reverse them for polarity issues, so after juggling the cluster around for a while, it fell out (Thank god) and i called it a day..... will re-attempt this one more time today or tomorrow....

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Post by Adionik » Mon Jan 28, 2008 1:46 pm

I ordered my Super White Wide LED bulbs today

Cost me $13 bucks. I'll post up after install
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Post by daaboots » Mon Jan 28, 2008 1:49 pm

Adionik wrote:I ordered my Super White Wide LED bulbs today

Cost me $13 bucks. I'll post up after install
Yes, please!! I'm really interested to see how the white LED's look. I'm actually kinda tired of the blue.
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Post by Adionik » Mon Jan 28, 2008 11:02 pm

holy shit wtf? You didn't have white wide led's in your pics? I thought the latest *updated* ones were of white leds in there?

I heard there is a blue film so just throw white LEDs in there.

Oh well here goes nothing!
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Post by Adionik » Sat Feb 02, 2008 8:48 pm

My WLED's came in...will install them later tonight!
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Post by ZeroChad » Sun Feb 03, 2008 12:19 am

Cool, the postal service has been playing hot potato with mine for about 2 weeks now.

I'm also trying out the odometer change from vampbydesign, that still on the way too.
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Post by Adionik » Sun Feb 03, 2008 7:52 pm

Followed instructions...the dash came out exactly as said.

I'm waiting for the gauges to cool down. I've heard something about letting them sit for 30 min or so for them to unwind...idk. I'll let them do something else. Until then I got the LED's ready for install.
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Post by tommigun » Thu Feb 07, 2008 8:10 pm

Just did mine today, very good write up. It really came in handy. Now if someone did a write-up on the odometer I'd be good to go... my first experiment with it didn't come out too good. :D

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Post by Craz1000 » Wed Feb 27, 2008 4:50 pm

LOL i did the same thing, but instead of LED's i used 3 4" blue computer lighting kits and stuffed them into the cluster and used one of the old light bulbs to power them.

my 05 didnt have the bulbs soldered tho
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Post by Danteneon » Wed Feb 27, 2008 5:31 pm

tommigun wrote:Just did mine today, very good write up. It really came in handy. Now if someone did a write-up on the odometer I'd be good to go... my first experiment with it didn't come out too good. :D
The odometer mod I did from Vamp was simply a blue film that you slide under the cluster face to make it blue instead of green. Great at night, but almost un-readable during the day :roll:

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Post by tommigun » Thu Feb 28, 2008 9:50 am

Danteneon wrote:
The odometer mod I did from Vamp was simply a blue film that you slide under the cluster face to make it blue instead of green. Great at night, but almost un-readable during the day :roll:
Yeah I tryed it with some film from a school folder, didn't work. One layer didn't do anything and by adding more layers the green just got darker. Guess I had wrong kind of film. :D

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Post by nate-00neon » Thu Feb 28, 2008 10:46 am

yeha im with him...where did you get those?
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Post by Danteneon » Thu Feb 28, 2008 10:50 am

nate-00neon wrote:yeha im with him...where did you get those?
VampofVegas. I found him on SRTforums. It is a film like they use on stage lights to change colors. The color I got was like a very dark-blue/purple
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Post by tommigun » Thu Feb 28, 2008 11:08 am

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nate-00neon wrote:yeha im with him...where did you get those?
VampofVegas. I found him on SRTforums. It is a film like they use on stage lights to change colors. The color I got was like a very dark-blue/purple
Yeah there's actually a link to his site here in the Vendors-section aswell. But I guess I'll have to go to the local music store to see if they can hook me up with that.

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Post by Danteneon » Thu Feb 28, 2008 11:17 am

tommigun wrote:
Danteneon wrote:
nate-00neon wrote:yeha im with him...where did you get those?
VampofVegas. I found him on SRTforums. It is a film like they use on stage lights to change colors. The color I got was like a very dark-blue/purple
Yeah there's actually a link to his site here in the Vendors-section aswell. But I guess I'll have to go to the local music store to see if they can hook me up with that.
After I saw what it was, I thought the same thing. But it was worth the price, if for no other reason than to tell folks what to use :D
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Post by ZeroChad » Sat Apr 05, 2008 1:00 pm

I originally used the inverted cone LEDs from superbrights, but I switched over to the 4 on the sides, 1 on the top ones. It works so much better. The needle illumination is similar to dante's. JohnnyMopar did this as well.
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Post by evilneon02 » Fri May 16, 2008 9:22 pm

does anyone know what kinds bulb or led i would use for the warning lights ( seatbelt,engine,oil)

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Post by ZeroChad » Fri May 16, 2008 10:32 pm

evilneon02 wrote:does anyone know what kinds bulb or led i would use for the warning lights ( seatbelt,engine,oil)
The "idiot lights" are the 194 bulb type as well. I suggest using an led that has a smaller viewing angle and projects light out the end rather than the sides. It'll help make them readable during the day.
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These Wled-x4 from superbright would work well. You could do the x6 too, but those are about a dollar more a piece.
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Post by evilneon02 » Sat May 17, 2008 11:53 pm

thanks for the help

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Post by evilneon02 » Sat May 24, 2008 7:12 pm

ok i just found out those lights wont work for me. they are just small leds. they are not wled
and they are stuck to the metal in the plastic some kinda pinch weld or something like that. but those wleds are good for turn signal and high beam.


does anyone know what kinda base are lights are? i am looking at buying some of the ones that are put together already. so are we a (t1.5, b8.5d, b8.3d) ????
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Post by BlackRoseRacing » Sat May 24, 2008 7:36 pm

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I'm running Blue led's for my gauges and the high beam indicator, there pretty bright at night and visible during the day. I'm also working on building a plug and play kit to sell in the vendor topic :)
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Post by evilneon02 » Sat May 24, 2008 7:43 pm

do you know what type the seat belt and check engine and all those are i bought wled x 4 and they wont work

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Post by evilneon02 » Sat Aug 23, 2008 6:45 pm

just so yall know if you want to change your warning lights in your cluster go to superbright.com and get the T1.5 twist lock with the #74 buld they work i got one to test and its good to go.

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Post by boostedblue » Tue Sep 02, 2008 7:04 pm

great write up, i'll be doing this..

i'll post picturess :laughing3:
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Post by ZeroChad » Tue Sep 02, 2008 9:26 pm

evilneon02 wrote:just so yall know if you want to change your warning lights in your cluster go to superbright.com and get the T1.5 twist lock with the #74 buld they work i got one to test and its good to go.
Sorry for leading you astray. I thought for sure they were the 192s as well.
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Post by boostedblue » Wed Oct 22, 2008 1:26 am

Hm, well lets see from 60mph to 100ish mph only lights up :X


BUT... its a tealish color? so tomorrow im gonna have to check everything, i'll post more.. damn srts with gauge pod, and turbo timers in the way n shizzle :banghead:

P.S - is there a green film that needs to be removed? :slap:
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Post by Danteneon » Wed Oct 22, 2008 2:55 pm

You shouldn't have to remove the film. I didn't.

As far as the bulbs that don't light up, try flipping them 180.
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Post by boostedblue » Wed Oct 22, 2008 3:12 pm

yeah, the 180 worked :X

haha thanks, i worked on it this morning in the coldd

except my 80mph is still a little greenish oh well looks cool-ish.. rofl
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